New Georgia Islands

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New Georgia Islands

The New Georgia Islands are part of Western Province of the Solomon Islands. They are located to the northwest of Guadalcanal. The larger islands are mountainous and covered in rain forest. The main islands are New Georgia, Vella Lavella, Kolombangara (a dormant volcano), Gizo, Vangunu, Rendova and Tetepere. They are surrounded by coral reefs and includes the largest salt water lagoon in the world: Marovo lagoon.

Another famous location is Kennedy Island where United States President John F. Kennedy spent 3 days stranded during World War II.

The main towns are Gizo, Munda and Noro. The main industries are forestry and fishing.

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